In yesterday’s New York Times is an article about a measure taken by Google Email to help prevent emailing while drunk. They have included a set of math problems that must be completed before one can email between 10pm and 4am on weekends. Apparently this is a key time for people who have had too much to drink and are in danger of sending off emails’ they will regret later. The article says that this is like having a breathalyzer on your car.
Now, think about this. If you are drinking that much, or you know that you have a danger period in which you tend to do stupid things after drinking, doesn’t that suggest that your problem is not one of email but rather one of drink?